Greens MPs News

Greens move to improve early education and care bill

21 November, 2022 - Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Education spokesperson Senator Mehreen Faruqi has said that the Greens will move amendments to the Gover...

WA government ignoring solutions to youth detention

18 November, 2022 - No child should be in detention.  In WA First Nations youth are 21 times more likely to be incarcerated, making up 60% of the youth ...

No public money for private schools without full transparency

18 November, 2022 - The Greens spokesperson for schools, Senator Penny Allman-Payne, has written to Education Minister Jason Clare calling on the government to ...

Pledges without plans or policy won't protect our oceans

17 November, 2022 - The Greens support the Government endorsing the Ocean Conservation Pledge to protect at least 30 percent of the ocean by 2030, but warn that...

Government's 2040 recycling pledge is a distraction

16 November, 2022 - The Greens welcome the Government signing up to an aspirational 2040 recycling pledge, but stress Australians want evidence of urgent action...

Universities Accord must rebuild higher education and involve staff and students

16 November, 2022 - Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Education spokesperson Senator Mehreen Faruqi has said that the Universities Accord process, expected to...

Labor shifting towards Greens’ plan for windfall tax and electricity price freeze

11 November, 2022 - Reports in today’s media suggest the government is considering a windfall tax on the coal and gas giants, which is a key part of the Greens’...

No private school funding transparency? No worries!

10 November, 2022 - The Department of Education has admitted during Estimates that they have no visibility on how public funding to private schools is being spe...

COP27 Finance Day: Australia needs to pay the rent

9 November, 2022 - Today was Finance Day at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, targeting banks, investors and insurers.  Despite the focus on the Green Climate F...

Escaping violence? Wait 28 business days

9 November, 2022 - Today in Estimates we learned that women are being forced to wait an average of 28 business days to access the Government’s $5,000 Escaping V...

No additional funding for Foodbank, at a time when families need it most.

9 November, 2022 - Across Australia, families are facing a cost of living crisis and more people than ever are turning to food relief services. Greens questi...

Racially motivated violence against First Nations youth continues, does anyone care?

9 November, 2022 - “First Nations youth are key to the continuation of the oldest living culture in the world and they are being targeted in racially motivated ...

Future Fund holds $3.4 billion of shares in the world’s top 50 polluting companies

9 November, 2022 - “The government’s Disaster Ready Bill is proposing only a third of the climate infrastructure funding we need to keep Australians safe from n...

Government to blame for recycling fail

9 November, 2022 - The Government’s failure to mandate Australia’s recycling targets is to blame for any recyclable soft plastic items sent to landfill as a res...